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Celebrate with Northwoods Book Arts Guild

and The Folk School Fairbanks 

at our


Sunday, May 17

2:00 - 5:00pm

2861 Beverley Lane, Fairbanks 


We are celebrating our partnership with food, demonstrations, activities indoors and out, and our first ever Silent Auction Fun-Raiser featuring beautiful hand-crafted and artful objects perfect for you, your friends, and your home!

Funds raised will directly support the activities of both organizations.

If you have items to donate to the Guild, please contact Susan Campbell, at or Mary Maisch, at You may deliver your items to Northwoods Book Arts Guild at The Folk School, or we will pick up your items on May 13. We are seeking items related to book art, services, and other artful donations. Contact us, too, if you are willing to help out before or during the Open House.






is coming to Northwoods Book Arts Guild!




Northwoods Book Arts Guild is going to receive a Kelsey Letterpress, generously donated by Charlotte Bird, NBG member from San Diego, CA. This letterpress will open up many new and exciting opportunities for the Guild to participate in printing and bookmaking. Artists, individually  or collaboratively, will be able to create small editions of books, and the Guild will be able to produce group projects and publications. The press comes with a wide range of type fonts in various sizes, a type cabinet to hold the fonts, and press furniture.

To help us launch this new project,  become a
 We are seeking donors 
to help us
transport the press to Fairbanks,
set up the press with inks, papers and other supplies,
train Guild members to use and care for the press.

Please consider a donation in any amount. With a gift of $250 or more you will receive a copy of the Guild's first limited edition project. Our Press Patron goal is $4000. Your Northwoods Book Arts Guild Board has led the way with pledges of $1250 to date. Join us! Mail your Press Patron check in any amount to Marilyn Askelin, NBG Treasurer, 1140 Ivy Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99709. Thank You!!!



Sunday, May 31
10am - 2pm

Open Book! is an invitation to come to the Guild's studio at The Folk School to work on your latest book project, get started on a new book, pick up some supplies from Paper Birches, or simply enjoy being in the company of book makers. Bring your mobile book-making toolkit, your latest project to show and tell, your project from the last meeting to complete or continue or try again, or just bring yourself! We will have materials (and a few tools) available for you to use. You are welcome to bring your lunch and stay the entire time, or just drop in to check out the scene! Donations accepted.






Gelli Adult class

Gorgeous Gelli Printed Papers
Saturday, May 2, 12pm to 4pm

Instructor: Mary Maisch

Members: $50  Non-members $54

(includes $10 materials fee)


Play with gelli plates, stencils, string, leaves, and other pattern-making materials as you cover papers with layers of acrylic painted monoprints. Your beautiful papers can be used later to make one of a kind artist books, folios, notecards, or gift boxes. Gelli plates are a firm but flexible surface used for rolling out paints or printing inks, upon which you arrange objects, stencils, or make marks that transfer to a paper when you rub it over the plate. BONUS: Come on Friday evening before the class, from 7:00-8:00pm, to see the gelli plates being prepared. Learn more and register.



Make a Book Box Make a Book! Make a Box! 

Tuesday , May 5, 1:00 to 3:00pm

Instructor: Mary Maisch

Members: $20  Non-members $22

(includes materials)

An All-Ages Class!


Make a lovely Mothers' Day card, make a secret password book using the Japanese pamphlet stitch, and make a variety of small gift boxes, all using the gorgeous Gelli printed papers you made in a previous class, or other decorative papers. Learn more and register.



Sensuous Silk Paper 

Saturday, June 27, 10am to 4pm

Instructor: Laurel Herbeck

Members: $60  Non-members $66

(plus $36 materials fee)


Students will learn to make beautiful, colorful "papers" with raw and dyed silk, throwers waste and a variety of mediums. Papers can be used for books, accessories, jewelry, wall art, and a variety of other projects. They may be embellished with embroidery, beads, found objects and embedded with a variety of materials. Students will make 3-5 samples and receive instructions and a resource list.

Learn more and register.





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